Nearly 50% of cross-country skiers suffer from exercise-induced asthma.
It's slow, precise, emotional – and made for television.
Halfpipe snowboarders like Scotty James may seem laid-back and relaxed, but they are subjected to high physical load and fatigue induced by training and competition.
It would seem obvious athletes are the most important part of the Olympics. But competing issues, from sponsorship rules to politics, means the rights of athletes aren't always the top priority.
Wearables help regular people track their activity, but sophisticated technology can give deeper insights to elite athletes.
Here's how athletes at the Winter Olympics are able to perform in extreme cold.
While Harley Windsor’s selection deserves celebration, it’s surprising that it has taken until now for an Indigenous Australian to compete at a Winter Olympics.
Matt Graham’s silver medal in mogul skiing is the third time an Australian has won a medal in the event at a Winter Olympics.
Failure is something all athletes need to deal with, especially when competing on the world stage that is the Olympics. Learning self-compassion can help athletes rebound from setbacks.
Hurtling at 50 km per hour over vertical drops, rolls and turning banks – that's snowboard cross and ski-cross. If they make a good start, seven Australians are in with a medal chance in Pyeongchang.
Highly engineered composite materials let skis ride smoothly, carve neatly and turn quickly – for top athletes and regular consumers alike.
Teams from both countries marched into opening ceremony under the unified Korea flag.
Techniques and technology can help athletes perform at their best even in freezing temperatures.
Olympics have often provided the impetus for large-scale broadcasting innovations, such as when TV was introduced in Australia to broadcast the 1956 Games.
Flirting with danger with each trick, freeskiers and snowboarders must learn to manage the emotions of such a daredevil sport.
The politics of Russia's Olympic doping ban.
Kim Jong-un's favourite act won hearts and minds when they performed on day one of the Winter Olympics.
Korea's fielding of a unified Olympic team is an intriguing narrative of sport, international diplomacy and gender equality.
The mistrust between the two Koreas is so deep that there are more sceptics than enthusiasts over North Korea's involvement in the Winter Olympics.
As the Olympics head to the Far East this month, two radically different approaches to training and treating athletes will be on display.